Students at the University of Houston should have a transportation plan in place to make their commute to campus as trouble-free as possible. Parking and Transportation Services has these helpful hints and information to assist in developing a plan:

Construction affecting roads and parking lots
Due to the football stadium construction project, parking near the site is limited to lot 12A. Those who park on the west side of campus are encouraged to purchase a permit for the Stadium Garage. Those who have economy and student permits should park in the economy lots (8A and 9C) off Cullen Boulevard and Wheeler Street as well as the Leek Street gravel lots (16E, 16J, 16I, 16H) on the west side of Cullen.

Also, METRORail construction continues along Wheeler and Scott Street. Drivers should be aware of light rail work and pay attention to road and construction signage that may be posted.

For updated information on parking lot availability, use the online parking lot availability map:

Parking at Energy Research Park
Students who don’t have classes until later in the morning or early afternoon are encouraged to park at the Energy Research Park at 5000 Gulf Freeway. From there, they can then ride a Cougar Line shuttle bus to campus. The ERP route stops on campus at Entrance 1 (University Drive) in front of the University Center.

New Cougar Line buses and Cougar Trax
The Cougar Line shuttles include devices for riders to swipe their Cougar Cards, which will help Parking and Transportation Services analyze ridership data and adjust routes accordingly. The shuttles are outfitted with security cameras, bike racks and video monitors, which can be used to promote services and upcoming events.

Shuttle bus riders can still use Cougar Trax, a real-time GPS tracking system, which tracks and estimates when the next buses will arrive at the various campus shuttle stops. Cougar Trax can be used from home or office at or at the shuttle stop on a mobile device at

Alternate means to campus
Carpooling is a great option for traveling to campus. By sharing a ride with others, riders can split the cost of gas and a parking permit. Plus, they can utilize HOV lanes to bypass traffic congestion.

Another option is to use METRO bus service, which has seven routes (29, 30, 42, 52,68,77,80, and 88) that service the UH campus. Students can take advantage of the METRO Q-Card program that offers a 50 percent discount. To obtain a student Q-Card, visit and click on the graphic below “Student Q-Card Registration.”

Purchasing a parking permit
Registration for parking permits is done through AccessUH at Once logged in, users should click on the “Parking Self-Service” icon, where they will be able to view their permit options and make a selection.

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Don’t wait until you’re on campus the first day of classes to think about parking – make your parking and transportation plan NOW!

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